Winter hasn’t quite left us just yet. Some areas are still dealing with temps that would have to climb to get to freezing. Old man winter still has an icy cold grip on some parts of the country.
This morning , Thursday, March 10th, as I looked at the weather maps, I noticed some astounding temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit:
00° – Bismark – North Dakota
02° – Pierre – South Dakota
29° – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Los Angeles – 55°, New York – 40°, and Chicago – 32°. But whatever your local temperatures might be, if you are living in the Northern Hemisphere, you know that Winter is really on its last legs. It will punish some of you with more severe weather, but it definitely won’t last.
To celebrate that fact, I’m going to share some art that will show winter phasing itself out but with some remnants stills visible. Others are indeed wintry.
Speaking of which – our first painting (top left) is called Winter Windfall by John Buxton. It shows some woodland Indians who have discovered a broken cart and some supplies. Evidently, the cart couldn’t navigate the stream. Someone’s misfortune turned out to be someone else’s windfall. Just look at the details in the tree shadows and the ripples of the water in the stream bed. This painting was the Winner of the Patron’s Choice Award at the 2009 Quest for the West show at The Eitleljorg Museum in Indianapolis. John Buxton lives in Pennsylvania, and this painting is from his historical vignettes series. Read More